In the Driver's Seat

The distinctive group of panelists charged with choosing among these remarkable vehicles the one that best fulfills its mission—whether this be to provide the finest family luxury sedan or the most spine-tingling turn on the track—comprises several of the world’s leaders in business, finance, media, connoisseurship, and the arts. In addition to members of Robb Report’s editorial team—Senior Vice President, Editorial Brett Anderson; Senior Vice President, Creative Director Robert Ross; Editor at Large Paul Dean; Associate Editor Christian Gulliksen; and former Senior Editor Fluto Shinzawa—our panel includes: Brian Cobb, president and principal shareholder of CobbCorp, a media merger and acquisitions company, as well as a trustee of the prestigious Naples Winter Wine Festival; Ann Colgin, an art expert who works with Sotheby’s and is proprietor of Colgin Cellars, and her husband, Joe Wender, a managing director of Goldman Sachs; Tom Davidson, founder of Datatel Inc. and Envision Medical, as well as founder and former chairman of the Balance Bar food company; Bruce A. Erickson, chairman of American Bank; J. Mark Grosvenor, a real-estate investor and car collector; Bill Harlan, founder of Pacific Union Co., a diversified real estate firm based in San Francisco, as well as owner of Harlan Estate vineyards and Meadowood Napa Valley; Herb Harris, CEO of Harris & Harris, a Texas-based law firm; Frank Husic, chief investment officer and managing partner of Husic Capital Management, as well as owner of Husic Vineyards; Steve Levitan, executive producer of such television programs as NBC’s Just Shoot Me and Wings; Theresa and Ken Panzer, commercial real estate investors in Southern California; Harlan D. Peltz, financier and manager of a multistrategy absolute return fund; Burt Sugarman, a Beverly Hills businessman whose ventures have ranged from the entertainment to hazardous waste industries; Eric N. Johanson, the chairman of Johanson Companies, an electronic components manufacturer; and Igor Shein, editor of the Russian edition of Robb Report, which is published in Moscow.

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